Anthropomorphic Nouns

Explaining things that come out of Washington

How would you describe different groups of animals?


We’re all familiar with a Herd of Cows
Anthropomorphic Nouns - Herd of Cows

a Flock of Chickens
Anthropomorphic Nouns - Flock of Chickens

a School of Fish
Anthropomorphic Nouns - School of Fish

a Gaggle of Geese
Anthropomorphic Nouns - Gaggle of Geese

a Pride of Lions
Anthropomorphic Nouns - Pride of Lions

a Murder of Crows
Anthropomorphic Nouns - Murder of Crows

an Exaltation of Doves
Anthropomorphic Nouns - Exaltation of Doves

a Parliament of Owls
Anthropomorphic Nouns - Parliament of Owls

Now consider a group of Baboons
Anthropomorphic Nouns - group of Baboons

Baboons are the loudest, most dangerous, most obnoxious, most viciously aggressive and least intelligent of all primates. And what is the proper collective noun for a group of baboons?
Believe it or not... a Congress!

a Congress of Baboons
Anthropomorphic Nouns - Congress of Baboons

That pretty much explains the things that come out of Washington

QuotaBills
We hold these semi-animal meetings. - Archie Bunker

Friccastewing a chicken on the hotplate - Archie Bunker

When the owl sings, the night is silent. - Charles de Leusse

The buffalo is a surprisingly stupid animal. - Ellsworth Huntington

You know why fish are so thin? They eat fish. - Jerry Seinfeld

You can't hatch chickens from fried eggs. - German Proverb

The more bombers, the less room for doves of peace. - Nikita Khrushchev

I was born a jackdaw - why should I try to be an owl? - Ogden Nash

Change is like a charging cow. Don't ignore it - milk it. - Andrew Leigh

There is no distinctly American criminal class - except Congress. - Mark Twain

You can lead a man to Congress, but you can't make him think. - Milton Berle

A countryman between two lawyers is like a fish between two cats. - Benjamin Franklin

Sharks are the lions of the sea. They glamorize the oceanic glory. - Munia Khan

I had rather hear my dog bark at a crow, than a man swear he loves me. - William Shakespeare

It was so windy that one of our chickens laid the same egg four times. - Unknown

An optimist is someone who gets treed by a lion but enjoys the scenery. - Walter Winchell

There's a good animal show on with that kindly old gent, Marlons Perkos. - Archie Bunker

He writes so well he makes me feel like putting the quill back in the goose. - Fred Allen

I love my squirrel and dumplings, but you can make it with chicken and dumplings. - Kay Robertson

The turkey is living proof that an animal can survive with no intelligence at all. - Harvey D. Comstock

I went fishing with Rod Ewert. He was using a dotted line. He caught every other fish. - Steven Wright

An army of deer led by a lion is more to be feared than an army of lions led by a deer. - Philip II

The dent in his car is hardly cold and he's coming over here to claim his pound of fish. - Archie Bunker

My brother thinks he's a chicken.
We don't talk him out of it because we need the eggs. - Groucho Marx

I like cookies, any cookie you put in front of me - animal cookies, sugar cookies, anything crunchy. - Maria Shriver

Love, like a chicken salad or restaurant hash, must be taken with blind faith or it loses its flavor. - Helen Rowland

You don't go walking into the proverbial lion's den lightly. You start with a good breakfast. - Jim Butcher

My favorite animal is a polar bear. They're going extinct, and I really don't want that to happen. - Quvenzhane Wallis

It is our art that has an opportunity to leave a footprint in the sand. They don't wrap fish in our work. - Hugh N Jacobsen

A family is a unit composed not only of children but of men, women, an occasional animal, and the common cold. - Ogden Nash

I keep looking for one more teacher, only to find that fish learn from the water and birds learn from the sky. - Mark Nepo

Luck affects everything; let your hook always be cast. In the stream where you least expect it, there will be fish. - Ovid

It is just like man's vanity and impertinence to call an animal dumb because it is dumb to his dull perceptions. - Mark Twain

There are a zillion variables to a hamburger. What part of the animal went into it. What coarseness. What temperature. - Danny Meyer

In my many years I have come to a conclusion that one useless man is a shame, two is a law firm, and three or more is a congress. - John Adams

Man is a credulous animal, and must believe something; in the absence of good grounds for belief, he will be satisfied with bad ones. - Bertrand Russell

Canada is like an old cow. The West feeds it. Ontario and Quebec milk it. And you can well imagine what it's doing in the Maritimes. - Tommy Douglas

I'm pretty sure that eating chocolate keeps wrinkles away because I have never seen a 10 year old with a Hershey bar and crows feet. - Amy Neftzger

What's the two things they tell you are healthiest to eat? Chicken and fish. You know what you should do? Combine them, eat a penguin. - Dave Attell

In New York, everybody looks great and is well dressed, but seeing someone in Ohio wearing Marc Jacobs is like spotting an owl in Central Park. Rare. - Isabel Gillies


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24-Jun-2018